He is risen! “He is not here, but is risen” Luke 24:6. Here in El Salvador Easter means also a change of the season. The seasons of the year are all special. God has created each one of them to make life more special for each one of us. As Psalms 74:17 says, "Thou hast established all the ends of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter" In our country El Salvador we have two seasons: Winter which begins in May and ends in mid-November, then we have Summer which begins in mid-November and ends in late April. God has blessed us with these seasons both are special for us.
We have been working with the La Fuente program for two months now and we are happy to have many new teens in the program. We also have the blessing of having tutors to help give a more personalized support to the students. Thanks to God most of the tutors have Christian convictions, and this helps us to develop the work at La Fuente in the best way. We are also blessed to have a couple of vocational workshops in music, drawing and English. And most importantly, Bible study, to help them grow in the knowledge of God and His perfect plan for each one of them.
Our season of receiving teams begins in March and thank God we have already had a team from Rocky Alliance Church in Alberta Canada that was with us the last week of March. We hope this year we can have as many groups as possible to work along side us in what God is doing here. The teams that work with us have the opportunity to do ministry directly with the students of the La Fuente program at our 2 sites: San Salvador and Apopa. They share games, food and most importantly, they share the Word of God and their testimony which is a great challenge and blessing for the students. If your church is interested in doing missions, do not hesitate to contact us and schedule dates to visit and see firsthand what God is doing in the lives of many young people in the La Fuente program. Contact Laura Rodriguez at RodriguezL@weareenvision.com our site asociate.
Each year we are blessed to have interns on staff for periods of time, from three months to a year. Each intern helps us in all areas of work and especially in the La Fuente program where they share their testimony and are a blessing to the students.
We would like to encourage you who are feeling the call to ministry to be a missionary and start with us whether it is an internship of 3 months to a year. God is the one who will give the reward. We invite you to join our staff and serve in many areas of our program. This way you will be able to experience firsthand what God is doing in the lives of many young people who need Him. Anyone age 18, and graduated from high school is welcome to apply! Please feel free to contact our Site Associate, Laura Rodriguez at RodriguezL@weareenvision.com for more information, or checkout the Envision website for information about the site and the application forms at weareenvision.com
Our first project is to remodel the intern house and build a second level to accommodate the missionary groups. This would leave us free space in our ministry building to begin the project of establishing our high school that would benefit the scholarship program we have. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please pray that God will allow us to complete this project this year. You can also donate to this project as well and if you, your family, friends, or people from your church would like to come and help with the construction, YOU ARE WELCOME! Contact Tony Escalante at firstname.lastname@example.org
The second project would be a food business that would combine our first Envision Coffee Shop and a Sandwich Shop. The vision of this business is to provide work skills to some of the students that are already graduated from high school and need to find a job to help with the support of their household and also hopefully generate income that would benefit our La Fuente projects.
Both projects have the purpose of expanding the work that we as ENVISION El Salvador carry out to serve and show God's love to the community and many young people. Pray for the La Fuente leadership team for wisdom and direction. There is the possibility of opening a third site this year, and we would appreciate prayer for this new move.
2. We praise The Lord because now we have Jessica with us. She is a professional psicologist and is going to work with the students.
3. Continue praying for the students of the La Fuente programs, for their provision and protection, spiritual, physical, and mental health, and their studies.
4. Pray for the health and safety of the staff.
5. Pray for more groups to come in the 2022 summer. Pray for their health and that God would be leading and preparing their hearts for their ministry when they arrive.
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